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Wine Tasting Schedule

We organize in-store wine tastings at our Ridge Hill location regularly. We typically have the winemakers themselves come in to present their wines and talk about their winery and winemaking. On some occassions, representatives of our distributors or importers conduct the wine tastings to introduce new wines in their portfolio. These representatives have several years of experience in the wine industry and have often visited the wineries in person.

Our wine tasting events are a great way to learn about new varietals, the winemaking process and different wine regions. There is no better way to learn about wine than tasting the wine yourself and speaking with the winemakers themselves. There is no cost to attend these events.

Current Events

Saturday December 10th, 2016: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Join Howard Landeck from MetroWine for a special in-store wine tasting of the Metrowine portfolio wines. The featured wine of the day will be the Evel Douro Red 2014 that came in at #50 on the coveted Wine Spectator Top 100 wines of the year! From amongst thousands of wines, this value from Portugal made it's way into the Top 100 and is available at WineZetta for $12.95!

Saturday November 19th, 2016: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join Jenny Smith from Palmer Vineyards for a special Thanksgiving themed wine tasting this weekend. The wines on tasting are all very complementary to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

When: Saturday November 19th

Where: WineZetta, Ridge Hill

What Time: 3 pm to 7 pm

Palmer Vineyards has established itself as one of the most visible and best-known Long Island estate wineries. Throughout the years, the vineyard and its wines have received numerous accolades.

Saturday September 24th, 2016: 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

 

Saturday June 18th, 2016: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Come over and meet Heather Hellwinkel from Cape Vida Wines from South Africa and taste her Cabernet Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc

Cape Vida wines are from the Breede River Valley, just a short drive from Cape Town. The proprietary packaging introduced by Cape Vida allows the wine to stay fresh for up to 4-6 weeks after opening. Cape Vida wines areCertified Fairtrade and aim to have a positive impact on both the environment and in the community, through sustainable farming practices and local educational initiatives.

Saturday June 4th, 2016: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Today's Sud de France wine tasting will feature 5 highly rated wines - all have 90+ scores from Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate yet they are all under $20. Come and experience the wines for yourself and learn about Sud de France from Jacky. There will be special giveaways during the event. The featured wines for today are:

Domaine Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine 2012 - 90 points! Wine Spectator
Chapoutier Bila Haut Rouge 2014 - 90 points! Wine Advocate
 

Saturday April 9th, 2016: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join Heather Hellwinkel from Cape Vida Wines for a special wine tasting of premium boxed wines from South Africa. Cape Vida wines are from the Breede River Valley, just a short drive from Cape Town. The grapes that go into creating a Cape Vida wine come from a collective of farms located within a six-mile radius of the cellar. The proprietary packaging introduced by Cape Vida allows the wine to stay fresh for up to 4-6 weeks after opening. Cape Vida wines are certified Fairtrade by Fairtrade International and aim to have a positive impact on both the environment and in the community, through sustainable farming practices and local educational initiatives.

Sunday December 20th, 2015: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join Mary for an introduction to the wines of Vina Santa Marina and Bodegas San Marcos. Several wines including Torremayor Crianza, Jara White, Celtus Tempranillo, Campabarro Seleccion Tempranillo and more are included in the wine tasting.

Saturday December 19th, 2015: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Saturday 2 pm onwards: Join Howard Landeck for a portfolio tasting of several new wines from the MetroWine portfolio. Wines on tasting include Wine Spectator Top 100 wines: #39 Porca de Murca and #44 Piattelli Malbec Premium Reserve, the L.A. Cetto Chardonnay,RCV Royal Oporto 10 Year Tawny Port & lots more.

Saturday December 12th, 2015: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Wines of Costières de Nîmes and Côtes du Rhône! Join Wine Ambassador Jacky Ruette and the Sunshine Concepts Team for an introduction to the wines of Costières de Nîmes and Côtes du Rhône. Costières de Nîmes is an appelation in an area between the ancient city of Nîmes and the western Rhône delta in France. Côtes du Rhône literally meaning Hills of the Rhône is a wine-growing AOC for the Rhône wine region of France. 7 classic Rhone wines made from Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon will be featured.

Saturday November 21st, 2015: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join Howard Landeck from Metrowine for a wine tasting of several of the new arrivals in the Metrowine portfolio. Included in the wine tasting are a red Bordeaux of Cabernet and Merlot, a delicious Barbera-Nebbiolo blend from Piedmont, a 90 point Wine Spectator rated 10 year Tawny Port, a limited edition old vine Malbec from Mendoza and a 91 point Wine Spectator rated Portuguese Reserva. Don't miss this opportunity to try an array of wines and expand your wine palate.

Saturday November 14th, 2015: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join Wine Ambassador Jacky Ruette for an introduction to the wines of Costières de Nîmes, an appelation in an area between the ancient city of Nîmes and the western Rhône delta in France. The region produces mostly red wines that are made from Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault that are similar in style to Rhone reds.

Saturday November 7th, 2015: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join Enrique from Thousand Islands Winery for wine tasting on Saturday, November 7th from 2 pm to 6 pm at WineZetta at Ridge Hill. Try Thousand Islands favorites: St.Lawrence Red, Wellesley Island White, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato and Vignoles.

Saturday October 24th, 2015: 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Join Wine Ambassador Jacky Ruette and the Sunshine Concepts team for a double header of wine tastings starting with the Wines of Cotes du Rhone at 12:30 pm followed by the Wines of Garnacha at 3:30 pm. Interact with the master to learn all about these fascinating wines from France and Spain.

Saturday September 19th, 2015: 3 PM to 7 PM

Past Events

Saturday June 20th, 2015: 3 PM to 6 PM


 

Saturday May 16th, 2015: 3 PM to 6 PM

 

Saturday April 18th, 2015: 2 PM to 5 PM

Join Jennifer Bonavita from Empire Merchants for wine tasting of the highly acclaimed lineup from the Michael David Winery. These iconic labels have received 90+ outstanding scores from Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate.

Saturday April 11th, 2015: 3 PM to 6 PM

Join Carlos Bobadilla from Tri-Vin Imports for a portfolio tasting of wines from all over the world. Featured wines include Dreambird Moscato (Romania), Anakena Merlot (Chile), Casal Garcia Vinho Verde (Portugal), Tussock Jumper Shiraz (Australia) and Callejon del Crimen Cabernet (Argentina).

 

Saturday April 4th, 2015: 3 PM to 5 PM

Join Johnny Paulino from Vinaio Imports for a portfolio tasting of wines from Rioja and Toro, Spain. Featured wines include Conde de Jauregui Rioja 2013, Gorgorito Tinta De Toro 2013 and Faustino Rivero Rioja Ulecia 2013.

Saturday March 21st, 2015: 3 PM to 6 PM

Join Howard Landeck on the first weekend of Spring for a portfolio tasting of wines from all over the world. Featured wines include Soli Pinot Noir (Bulgaria), Famega Vinho Verde (Portugal), Alticolli Sparkling Moscato (Italy) and Frenesi Wild Berries Wine (Chile).

Saturday March 14th, 2015: 3 PM to 6 PM

Join Ann Marie Cooleen from Atlantic Wines for a special portfolio tasting. Featured wines include Truvee Chardonnay, Uppercut Napa Meritage, La Paws Pinot Noir, Great American Zinfandel and Stellina di Notte Prosecco Spumante.

Saturday February 14th, 2015: 3 PM to 7 PM

Join Javier Bayona from award winning winery Bodegas Larchago Rioja, Spain for  a special event! Meet Javier and taste the entire range of wines including Izarbe Gran Reserva - 93 pts Wine Spectator!



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